Russian banks' funding deals; Turkey's rating upgrade; and Kazakhstan's "People's IPO".
Côte d’Ivoire's debt restructuring; RenCredit's entry to Nigeria; JD Group's bond issuance; and Egypt's ongoing uncertainties.
With anti-government protests across North Africa turning in riots, the cost to business has been high. Political-risk insurers may have to foot the bill. Mark Dunne reports.
Foreign investors hope for a period of stability in Ukraine, writes Julian Evans.
Egypt has so far proven remarkably resilient in the face of the credit crunch. But it faces serious challenges in its near-term future, writes Julian Evans.
A controversial legal case sees BTA, the nationalised Kazakh bank, face off with ex-bosses. Julian Evans reports.
The newly-elected prime minister of Bulgaria, a former bodyguard nick-named ‘Batman’, has promised to fight crime in Bulgaria and get the country back on track to EU accession, writes Philip De Leon.
President Obama’s speech in Cairo University in early June has been hailed as a milestone in the US’s relations with the Middle East. Here, we present edited highlights of the speech, and some reactions to it in the west, Israel, and the Muslim world.
While it was not inconceivable that Iran’s incumbent president, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, would win the presidential election there in June, the extent of his victory has raised eyebrows, and tempers, both in Iran and abroad.
African states and banks have provided Zimbabwe with more than US$1bn in trade credit lines. Support from regional bodies has provided a much-needed injection of cash, but in the absence of long-term financing or western loan packages, the country is still far from recovery, writes Shannon Manders.
The Russian distressed debt market presents some great opportunities for those investors with an appetite for risk, reports Julian Evans.
Iraq’s government is trying to persuade western banks and companies to put billions into the country’s battered economy. The opportunities are great, but so are the risks, reports Julian Evans.